On Friday, during a contentious sit down between staffers for the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski made an astounding statement regarding the media’s coverage of his favorite orange-hued sack of shit in a red power tie.
“This is the problem with the media. You guys took everything that Donald Trump said so literally,” Lewandowski said. “The American people didn’t. They understood it. They understood that sometimes – when you have a conversation with people, whether it’s around the dinner table or at a bar – you’re going to say things, and sometimes you don’t have all the facts to back it up.”
Yeah, the media really chased it’s tail trying to hold Trump accountable to the truth. But thankfully the people got it. They understood that Trump had no fucking clue as to what he was talking about half the time, and they found that trait to be rather endearing.
They knew that Trump had no fucking clue as to what he was talking about half the time, and they found that quality to be rather endearing.
However, earlier this week Trump surrogate and CNN contributor Scottie Neil Hughes took Trump’s reality distortion to a whole new level. Here’s a conversation she had with radio show host Diane Rehm regarding Trump and the media’s efforts to call out his fabrication and lies.
“Well, I think it’s also an idea of an opinion. And that’s — on one hand I hear half the media saying that these are lies, but on the other half there are many people that go, no, it’s true,” Hughes said. “And so one thing that has been interesting this entire campaign season to watch is that people that say facts are facts, they’re not really facts.”
She went on, “There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore of facts. And so Mr. Trump’s tweet amongst a certain crowd, a large — a large part of the population, are truth. When he says that millions of people illegally voted, he has some — in his — amongst him and his supporters, and people believe they have facts to back that up. Those that do not like Mr. Trump, they say that those are lies, and there’s no facts to back it up.”
Thrush responded, “First I’ve got to pick my jaw up off the floor here. There are no objective facts? I mean, that is — that is an absolutely outrageous assertion. Of course there are facts. There is no widespread proof that three million people voted illegally. It’s been checked over and over again. We had a Pew study that took place over 15 years that showed people had more likelihood of being struck by lightning than voting illegally in an election.”
“Facts are facts. I’m sorry you don’t like the facts, but, you know, you said a couple of things here that I think are — people really have to understand. First of all, your president, our president, Donald Trump, president-elect, is not the first president to go around the mainstream media and get to people. What were the fireside chats? What were — what was the early advertising, the earliest ages of our — days of our republic, media was entirely partisan,” he said.
“So you’ve got to understand the historical precedent,” he concluded. “Trump is just using the newest tools at his disposal, and you are — the one thing I think you got totally right, that PolitiFact would give you a completely true score on, is we definitely need to start responding to this.”
That’s right folks, facts have become “cold Prada,” they’re just not sexy or trendy anymore. Opinion is now literally king, or at least President of the United States for the next four years.
Here are the Young Turks discussing more on this new dark alternate universe that America’s plunged itself in.
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